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Disabilities shouldn't stop anyone from traveling, but sadly Thailand does not make it easy on the severely physically challenged. Visitors to Thailand will find that, short of the better hotels in the larger towns, amenities for travelers with disabilities are nonexistent, even in public places. Negotiating sidewalks in cities is hazardous even for the nimble-footed, and crossing roads is a nightmare, so itineraries need to be well-planned.

On the positive side, the Thais' warm-hearted and genuinely helpful nature means they go to great pains to make sure visitors are well looked after, and they will often find simple solutions to worrying problems. One way to guarantee a smooth trip if you have mobility problems is to sign up for a package tour with Help & Care Travel Company (tel. 02720-5395; www.wheelchairtours.com), in Bangkok.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.